Get ready to make a healthy crustless spinach quiche recipe so loaded with flavor you’ll easily end up eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And that’s really one of the best things about a quiche — that it makes a perfect snack or meal any time of the day.
This crustless spinach quiche recipe is delicious, so easy to make and high in protein. Plus, it’s gluten-free, vegetarian and ketogenic diet-approved.
The History of Quiches
Where are quiches from? Most people think of quiches as a classic part of French cuisine … and they are, but some sources say quiches actually got their start in a different European country — Germany. In fact, the word “quiche” comes from the German word kuchen, which means cake. Italian and English cuisines were also known for using eggs and cream in pastries dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. (1) Quiche didn’t become popular in the United States until the 1950s.
Throughout history and to this day, there have been many variations on quiche. If you’re looking for some ways to change this recipe up, you can also try:
- crustless spinach mushroom quiche (add about one cup of sliced mushrooms)
- crustless spinach feta quiche (opt for feta as your cheese of choice)
- crustless bacon spinach quiche (include a couple of chopped up strips of high-quality turkey or beef bacon)
- crustless fresh spinach quiche (simply use fresh spinach rather than frozen — a typical 10-ounce package of frozen spinach is equivalent to one pound of fresh spinach sautéed down to about one and half cups of spinach after draining)
- crustless spinach quiche with cottage cheese (cottage cheese is another healthy cheese option to use in quiche recipes)
Crustless Spinach Quiche Nutrition Facts
- 200 calories
- 13.7 grams protein
- 13.9 grams fat
- 3 grams carbohydrates
- 1.3 grams fiber
- 1.7 grams sugar
- 27 milligrams cholesterol
- 253 milligrams sodium
- 132 micrograms vitamin K (110 percent DV)
- 4,641 IUs vitamin A (93 percent DV)
- 293 milligrams calcium (23 percent DV)
- 52 micrograms folate (13 percent DV)
- 1.4 milligrams iron (7.8 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams riboflavin (7.7 percent DV)
- 1 milligram vitamin E (6.7 percent DV)
- 27 milligrams magnesium (6.4 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (5.9 percent DV)
- 3.1 milligrams vitamin C (3.4 percent DV)
- 145 milligrams potassium (3.1 percent DV)
- 0.2 milligrams zinc (1.8 percent DV)
As you can see, this healthy spinach quiche is truly loaded with so many key nutrients you should be getting in your diet on a daily basis. It’s also low in carbs yet high in energizing protein and fat. This just may end up being the best crustless quiche recipe you’ve ever tasted.
How to Make Crustless Spinach Quiche
How do you make a crustless quiche? You simply combine all of your ingredients in a well greased pie pan and bake. The eggshelp to hold all of the ingredients together really nicely and you won’t miss the crust at all.
How do you make the filling for a quiche? You simply combine the cooked and raw ingredients with cheese and eggs. So simple!
You can easily use this recipe to create crustless mini spinach quiches simply by choosing a few pieces of smaller bakeware rather than one large pie pan. Be sure to slightly reduce the cook time if you choose this option. And don’t forget that it’s easy to put your own twist on this recipe and create a crustless spinach and feta quiche, crustless spinach and mushroom quiche, spinach bacon quiche (turkey or beef bacon, of course) or a fresh spinach quiche.
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1½ cups shredded raw cheese
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil + extra for greasing
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil.
- Heat coconut oil and onions over medium heat in sauce pan until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and cook until excess moisture has evaporated.
- In a bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir.
- Add spinach mixture and blend together.
- Scoop into pan and bake for 30 minutes.
- I hope you enjoy this dish … any time of the day.